No Good

No Good Twelve year old Johnny No Good Emmerstaff is an only child in a semi rural section of Sanford Florida in the late s until town snitch Tommy J drops in with the news that Johnny is getting a broth

  • Title: No Good
  • Author: JohnHope
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  • Page: 374
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Twelve year old Johnny No Good Emmerstaff is an only child in a semi rural section of Sanford, Florida in the late 1940s until town snitch Tommy J drops in with the news that Johnny is getting a brother, an orphan named Josh At first, Johnny doesn t know what to think of Josh He s short, quiet, and he s butting into his life, sharing his bed, and eating his pancakes BTwelve year old Johnny No Good Emmerstaff is an only child in a semi rural section of Sanford, Florida in the late 1940s until town snitch Tommy J drops in with the news that Johnny is getting a brother, an orphan named Josh At first, Johnny doesn t know what to think of Josh He s short, quiet, and he s butting into his life, sharing his bed, and eating his pancakes But when Johnny s friend, Cully, picks on Josh, Johnny sticks up for him his new brother Soon after, Tommy J is found murdered, and the town forms a posse to track down the killer The town s main suspect is an elderly Negro nicknamed Old Man Badeau, who all the kids in town think is bewitched But Josh knows about Old Man Badeau than anyone else And when Johnny squeals the secret, Josh runs off with the killer still on the loose Johnny must now track Josh down before it s too late In the process, he discovers who he really is Recipient of the Florida Writers Association s Royal Palm Literary Award, this heart felt story brings to life a lost segment of American life when boys could be boys as they struggle to understand racial prejudice and how to see people for who they really are.

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    1 thought on “No Good”

    1. It's an engaging and well-written story. The characters are well developed and relatable. The story does a good job of avoiding the trap of casting all white southerners as heartless racists who go out of their way to make black folks miserable. Many of the white characters are "good guys."(view spoiler)[I think Uncle Travis's reaction was over the top when he learned that the new orphan boy who was staying with Johnny's family was part black. He suddenly flew in to a violent rage. Yes, racism e [...]

    2. A book unlike any that I have ever read. A unique look into a poor Florida family and a boy who trouble always seemed to find.

    3. This is a children's book that can be read from fifth grade on up to post-post grad. I was thoroughly engrossed.Great description of the poverty stricken rural south during the 1940s. What a wonderful job of capturing racial prejudiced, fear, and the intense love inside a quite dysfunctional family.Little Johnny "No Good" is jealous of his newly adopted brother and that brings on some sad and sorrowful consequences as the community hunts a child killer.

    4. CuriousThis book kept you wanting more. I couldn't wait to see what was happening next. Its an awesome read for everyone.

    5. Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest reviewLove the cover!This book is similar to Huckleberry Finn-we have the dirt poor highly uneducated characters, little boys who like to cause mischief and a colored man taking refuge in the woods. As with Huck, this book is also set in the old days somewhere around the 40's, I'm guessing, so if you are sensitive to racism, then you may be offended. There are some sexual references made: a man being caught with a wo [...]

    6. GreatThis book teaches a very good lesson. At first No Good or Johnny doesn't accept Josh but through a bumpy ride finally he loves Josh.

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